Succulent wreaths are gorgeous, and an easy DIY creation anyone can do. Stacey, an amazing and creative designer from Indiana, created this step-by-step instructional piece to show you what you need to create your own.
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In the coming weeks and months, she'll be documenting her use of and effectiveness of grow lights, and how to properly care for succulents in Indiana over the Winter, so be on the lookout for that.
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Now it's time to get to the wreath design.
This is a DIY tutorial on how to make a beautiful succulent grapevine wreath. The best thing about this type of arrangement is it can be a piece of elegant décor for your home or even given as a gift for someone special.
The great thing about this arrangement is it can be used for a few months and then replanted in your garden or home - unlike traditional flower arrangements that eventually 'turn' and need to be thrown away.
Just lightly mist the arrangement when it starts to look a little wrinkled.
It doesn’t take very long and it’s easy to make.
Here’s the materials you will need for your own beautiful wreath.
- Succulents of your choice. I used a 8x 2 inch plants from Harddy's Radiant Red Collection, one 4 inch - Echeveria Neon Breaker, and one 4 inch Echeveria Perle Von Nurnberg
- Grapevine wreath
- Floral sheers
- Preserved moss
- Floral pins (preferably green)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Floral wire Spray adhesive
1. Purchase your succulents or take some around your home or garden collection. Make sure to clip the roots off. Don't worry, this doesn't hurt the plant and they will grow back.
2. Grab your wreath and apply a generous amount of spray adhesive and apply moss where you would like to create your arrangement. I decided to do one side of the grapevine but you can just as easily cover the entire thing. Succulents love moss almost as much as they love soil. The roots will grow into the moss over time.
3. Glue or Pin your succulents using your glue gun or floral pins. I intended on using a hot glue gun to stick my succulents to the arrangement but I bought the wrong size glue sticks.
I had no choice but to use floral pins alone, which worked just as well and will be better in the end when it's time to take them off!
4. Once you have placed all your succulents in the order you want them you can add some floral accents.
Please note: There's no wrong way to arrange your succulents on the wreath. I prefer to do a combo of large and small plants with different textures and colors.
I bought these particular floral accents at my local Hobby Lobby to fill in any spots or to hide the floral pin if visible. If you haven't checked out Hobby Lobby, I suggest you do so. It's a dangerous place for any creator or designer out there. :)
And voila! There you have it, your own succulent wreath arrangement.
Succulent Wreath Care Tips
Now that you're finished you have a couple of options. You can hang your wreath on a door or use it as a centerpiece on a table.
These particular plants will need access to early morning sunlight and afternoon shade. If the door or table doesn't get direct sunlight, be sure to place it somewhere that does.
The succulents should be fine on the wreath for about 1-2 months.
You might see root growth on your cuttings which is great for when you are ready to take the arrangement down and replant your succulents.
If you want to give your wreath some love for your plant babies, mist it with a little water to give it a drink here and there.
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